2016 UTVWC Takes Over Laughlin
The 2016 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy took over Laughlin, NV today. Final numbers amount to 76 motorcycles and quads, 212 UTVs (24 Youth) and 450+ total banded racers to amass the largest UTV race in the world. After an impressive Tech & Contingency, only race day remains at the biggest UTV gathering of the year.
The day kicked off with over 150 racers, sponsors and general enthusiasts getting their hand at the 14 mile UTV World Championship loop in the 2nd annual Poker Run. The Poker Run allowed both racers and fans alike to pre-run the exact same course that is home to tomorrow’s championship race. Participants competed for numerous prizes dished out by sponsors and contingency vendors and #108 Nick Romero won 1st place, followed by #132 Kyle Melville and #48 Mark Montoga.
Over 80 UTV manufactures, aftermarket companies and industry leaders took over to fill the parking lot of the Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino for Tech & Contingency. Thousands of fans wound through Contingency, scoping out all the latest parts, products and accessories in the UTV Industry.
“We knew we were putting on the worlds largest UTV race event, but to see 212 UTV teams come out to compete totally exceeded our expectations. We can’t thank BITD, Polaris RZR and each and every team, racer, fan and sponsor for making this event happen!” commented UTVUnderground CEO, Joey DiGiovanni.
Racing begins at 6:00am tomorrow morning and runs through the afternoon culminating with the awards ceremony on the beach at Harrah’s.